Challenging Youth Gurus

They have become a staple of the world of afterschool programs and nonprofits: youth gurus. I’ve spent a few years traveling around the country teaching adults how to relate to children and youth, and a few more before that doing exactly that. Through reflection and relentless critical self-examination, I’ve arrived at a few trinkets ofContinue reading “Challenging Youth Gurus”

21st Century Community Learning Centers

This week I’m facilitating two sessions at Washington State’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers conference. Its an annual event held in different locations across the state, with it being in Ellensburg this year. I have presented at several states’ conferences in the past, and I’m excited to be here again this year, too. My twoContinue reading “21st Century Community Learning Centers”

SoundOut Workshop Topics

For more than a decade, SoundOut has provided training workshops and professional development for K-12 schools, districts, state and provincial education agencies, and nonprofit organizations concerned with education.  The following workshops are for teachers, building and district administrators, school support staff, community youth workers, AmeriCorps members, youth-serving nonprofit staff, parents, community members, and students in gradesContinue reading “SoundOut Workshop Topics”

Presenting at 2013 National Service Learning Conference

I’m going to be presenting at the 2013 National Service Learning Conference with Lois Brewer of Service Learning Seattle/Seattle Public Schools and Shelley Billig from RMC. Our session, called “Linkage Power! Classroom Based and Out-of-School Time Service-Learning Projects”, will be held at the convention center in room 502 on Friday, March 15th from 9am to 10:30.Continue reading “Presenting at 2013 National Service Learning Conference”

2013 Seattle Service Learning Symposium

Join CommonAction and others for the  2013 SEATTLE SERVICE LEARNING SYMPOSIUM Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 8:00-4:00pm At S.T.E.M. at CLEVELAND High School 5511 15TH Avenue South, Seattle, 98108 You’re Invited!  Join School Staff, Community Partners, and National Service Members for Networking, Exploring Development & Implementation of Service Learning, Youth Engagement, Community-School Partnerships… Agenda Includes… A welcomeContinue reading “2013 Seattle Service Learning Symposium”

The CommonAction Principles of Learning

“I do not teach anyone,  I only provide the environment in which they can learn.”  — Albert Einstein This is me facilitating in Seattle in 2009. At CommonAction Consulting, we strive to create learning environments in all of our knowledge and skill-building activities. Over the last year we have facilitated learning for more than 4,500Continue reading “The CommonAction Principles of Learning”

CommonAction at 2012 Bridge Conference

Next Monday and Tuesday, October 8-9, I will be in Seattle to facilitate at School Out Washington’s 2012 Bridge Conference. This year’s theme is “Empower Youth Voices”, and will be attended by 500 people. I’m excited! This is my first time presenting there, and I look forward to a great time. I am presenting sessions onContinue reading “CommonAction at 2012 Bridge Conference”

Youth Engagement Training

CommonAction’s Adam Fletcher facilitating youth at a conference in spring 2012. CommonAction is excited to announce that we’re available across the US and Canada for training on youth engagement starting Fall 2012! Just over a decade ago I started training youth workers, organization leaders, teachers, government workers, and many other folks on youth engagement. ThisContinue reading “Youth Engagement Training”

New Workshops Available!

New Workshops Available for 2012! Are you looking for powerful learning opportunities for your organization or community? Do you want to engage deeper, more powerfully, and more effectively than ever before? Hi, Adam here. As the founder and president of CommonAction, I am glad to report that we are available for booking throughout 2012! WithContinue reading “New Workshops Available!”